The international break is almost universally disliked by every fan of a club in the highest tiers of English football. It’s particularly annoying now as the title race was beginning to heat up.
Imagine sticking Scarface on the TV and turning it off just as Tony Montana begins to defend himself in his mansion. Absolute shambles.
Anyway – a number of Reds’ players turned out of their national sides over the last fortnight and some of them played really well.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Alisson played 90 minutes for Brazil, but the stopper did let one in against Czech, He did redeem himself though as he pulled off an incredible double save.
Fellow countryman Bobby Firmino also shone as the forward grabbed himself an archetypal goal. Fabinho didn’t really feature; the monstrous midfielder only made a three-minute cameo for Brazil.
Skipper Jordan Henderson did feature for England; he played a part in both games and registered an assist.
Dejan Lovren played 90 minutes for Croatia in which the World Cup finalists lost 2-1 to Hungary; the Liverpool man also picked up a yellow card for his troubles.
Sadio Mane continued his superb form in front of goal by scoring an equaliser for Senegal and setting up a late winner to defeat Mali 2-1.
Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum played both games for the Netherlands and both scored through Memphis Depay. Wijnaldum also bagged himself an assist.
Andy Roberston featured in Scotland’s 2-0 victory over San Marino – a textbook victory.
Ben Woodburn played for 135 minutes and scored the winner for Wales against Trinidad and Tobago. Gareth Bale was missing from the team – perhaps they’ve got a new star. 😉
Harry Wilson also featured for almost a full game; the lad was taken off a minute from time against Slovakia.